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We're ApplyBoard

We empower people around the world to study abroad and access the best education.

Our Story

ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. Founded in 2015 by brothers Martin, Meti, and Massi Basiri, we’ve built partnerships with over 1,500 primary, secondary, and post-secondary educational institutions, and work with 7,500+ recruitment partners, to drive diversity on campuses across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

To date, ApplyBoard has grown to become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 200,000 students with their educational journeys. In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list. In 2020, ApplyBoard was ranked 3 on Linkedin’s Top Startups List in Canada.

To date, ApplyBoard has raised a total of C$600M in funding. During our last raise, ApplyBoard was valued at C$4B, making us one of the few unicorn companies in Canada.

Our team has grown rapidly in the past 6 years, and we now have 1000+ team members. The ApplyBoard headquarters is located in downtown Kitchener, ON, with representatives in more than 25 other countries including India, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.

What We Do

Students

Using the ApplyBoard Platform, students discover programs and apply to study at institutions that best meet their background and interests. Our team of experts provide students with support every step of the way including reviewing their applications, ensuring all documents are submitted, communicating with the institutions, assisting with the visa process, and starting their journey abroad!

Schools

By working with ApplyBoard, educational institutions gain access to ApplyBoard's managed network of 7,500 recruitment partners around the world. ApplyBoard actively recruits students from 125+ countries to bring culture and diversity to campuses. ApplyBoard reviews all applications before submission, ensuring that students are qualified and that applications adhere to the school's guidelines. 

Recruitment Partners

ApplyBoard works with 7,500+ recruitment partners to make education accessible to students. Through the ApplyBoard Platform, recruitment partners can manage their student applications and information while staying up-to-date on application statuses. ApplyBoard submits the student's application to the school and provides commissions once the student is enrolled.

What We Do

Our Values

At ApplyBoard, we commit to:

Graduation Hat in the Air

Helping Students Achieve Success

Caring About Each Other

Caring About
Each Other

A+ Customer Experience Award

Delivering an A+ Customer Experience

Taking Ownership

Taking
Ownership

Innovating and Improving

Innovating and Improving

Making Work Fun

Making Work
Fun

Fast Facts

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Team Members Globally

Employees Worldwide

Our 1000+ team members (and growing) are as diverse as the students that we support

Our History

April 2015

ApplyBoard Founded

April 2015

July 2015

Moved into Velocity Garage

July 2015

June 2016

Moved into Duke St. Office

June 2016
May 2018

December 2018

20,000 Students Helped

December 2018

January 2019

Moved into 50,000 Sq. Ft. Frederick St. Office

January 2019
May 2019

December 2019

Reached 330 Team Members

December 2019

December 2019

70,000 Students Helped

December 2019

December 2019

Forbes Names Meti and Massi Basiri to 30 Under 30

December 2019

March 2020

Opened Office in India

March 2020

March 2020

Reached 400 Team Members

March 2020

April 2020

100,000 Students Helped

April 2020

May 2020

Celebrated 5-Year Anniversary

May 2020
May 2020

July 2020

Reached 500 Team Members

July 2020

October 2020

Ranked #3 on LinkedIn Top Startups

October 2020

January 2021

Reached 750 Team Members

January 2021

February 2021

Partnered with 7,500 Recruitment Partners

February 2021

March 2021

Launched the STEM for CHANGE Scholarship program for women

March 2021

April 2021

Launched ABCC – Canada Course to enable Recruitment Partners to Succeed

April 2021

May 2021

200,000 Students Helped

May 2021

June 2021

375M Raised in Series D Funding

June 2021

June 2021

Reached 1000 team members

June 2021

Careers

We’re growing at light speed! Join our awesome team and help us educate the world.

ApplyBoard Team Bringing Dreams to Life